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. >> cut us off a little bit. >> david, let's talk about energy efficiency. i know fluorescent lights and bulbs are a big issues right now. people are changing old-style fluorescent bulbs. what's the old one, the new one and the savings? >> the standard of the industry were t-12. this was a four-foot lamp. the 12 stands for and and it's about four or five times more efficient than the typical incandescent light bulb. in the energy to increase energy efficiency. they have a more efficient standard. it's a two footer. it's called the t-8. it's half an inch in diameter. these are bi-pin fluorescent fixtures. these are 10, 15% for efficient than the older t-12. all of the fixtures bought now have the t-8. >> i understand they're going to stop making t-12 bulbs. >> it is scheduled for extinction. >> along the same lines, the city of san francisco is considering an ordinance to require the conversion from the old 212 to t-8 efficiency fixtures or higher. >> there are discussions. many of the large owners have gone to retrofits because there is a very good payback on it. the only commercial
resources committee will hold a conference on capitol hill to talk about energy priorities. she will also take questions from reporters. she outlined her plan at the annual meeting of the national association of regulatory utility commissioners. here is a bit of what she had to said. >> in our report, we declare five principals in addition to energy -- i am trying to make this release symbol for everybody for the morning fog of monday. energy is good and then there are five principles. it is in our national interest to make energy abundant, affordable, colleen, diverse, and secure. i have even put them in alphabetical order for ease of memory. [laughter] no acronyms this morning, alphabetical is good. let's talk about abundance -- as a standard of living rises, demand will continue to rise and anyone who has experienced a black out, it is amazing how this blackout last out -- last night ties into everything i have to say this morning. [laughter] anyone who has experienced a super bowl black out or a gasoline shortage does not need an explanation of the value of energy abundance. we should
hetchy regional water system. with also generate clean renewable energy for city services like public buses, hospitals, schools, and much more. and finally, we collect and treat all the city's wastewater and stormwater making it safe enough to discharge into the san francisco bay and pacific ocean. >> in 2006 the puc was planning a record number of projects. >> the public utilities commission is a very infrastructure-rich organization. we're out there rebuilding the water system. we've budget working on power generation in the country. we've been doing sewer for the city. we're looking at a brand-new rebuild of all watt systems in san francisco and we haven't had a home that's been other than mental. >> they staff over 900 people. the puc is in two office locations. >> you know, this is such a great place for a building. if the puc owned that building and we could make that the icon i can sustainable building puc represents, wouldn't be a dramatic idea? >> so, one of the major decisions we made was we wanted to make a statement with this building. we wanted this building to be a lead
for certainty and policy decisions. >> earlier today, the ranking member of the senate energy committee, lisa murkowski releaser blueprint for congressional energy policy, which includes drilling in the arctic wildlife refuge also proven keystone xl pipeline. she also discuss climate change issues and why it's important to find common ground in passing future legislation. part of the annual meeting of the national association of regulatory utility commissioners, this is half an hour. [applause] >> thank you and good morning. it's -- i don't know, am i looking at a group of non-football fans? [laughter] i have to tell you, one of the benefits of being from the last to and watching something like the super bowl is our super bowl begins at 2:00 in the afternoon and you're done by 6:00, 630 clock until the kids it's time to do your homework. back here, this thing goes on all night. so i don't know. it showed me out a little bit this morning, but we have the 35 minute reprieve or we could go into a little homework done. so worked for me. i don't know about you. i am honored to be with you yet agai
of japan's energy policy in july, the government introduced a system called the feed in tariff which allows people to sell renewable energy to power companies at a fixed price. investors have rushed in to take advantage of this new market. workers in southern japan started work this week on one what will be one of the largest solar plants. it extends over 1 million square meters. the site was purchased 30 years ago in hopes to build a petrochemical complex. a recession foiled their plan. last october, they announced a new man to go solar. they are hoping switch on the plant in april of next year. they project it will produce enough energy to power 30,000 households. >> translator: we would like to promote renewable energy and we would like to help cover power shortages in the region. so we want to contribute to the power supply. >> government officials say as of november, companies have been working on nearly 500 solar projects, each of them capable of powering at least 250 homes. earlier, i spoke about nhk world's reporter who has been covering environmental issues and talked about the boo
energy policy. >> i have the book. you have all been waiting for it and take you for giving me the opportunity to talk a little bit about what we have been doing on the energy committee for the past year in an effort to really focus on where we have been with energy policy and really helping to move forward in a way that is not the same old same old, but really real imagining and refocusing where we should be has been an important opportunity for us to really put some considered thought into the proposal. what you have in front of you is better than airplane reading. there are some suggestions in this energy 2020 document that people will look at and they will argue and they will say -- that is one person's view. that is true, that is true. but while we are trying to do is not give you a legislative package starting with initiatives that we are going to kind of clicked off as we move forward. this is really designed to be a discussion blueprint. we want to try to change the conversation. one of the reasons we have to think about changing the conversation is because the energy p
administration has been getting called out for picking winners and losers in the energy sector, mostly losers. a new bill would eliminate all of the energy, all of the energy tax credits. would that make it even playing field for people in that this is? running me now, republican congressman of kansas superposed the bill. congressman, welcome to the show. are you trying to accomplish with this? >> several things, first of all. thank you for having me on the show and talk about this. this is about affordable energy for the folks in kansas and california. affordable energy that they can depend on and rely on. our tax cut has become one that favors folks with a political ties and not those customers. in so many energy companies to get back to doing what they're supposed to do, creating value through finding customers, not political patrons. my legislation does just that, getting rid of every single energy tax credit in the entire code. i am all for it. we should close these loopholes for wind and the algae and tax credits totalling guesstimated of the mall and level the playing field. gerri: you
next year. >>> the nuclear accident prompted a major rethink of japan's energy policy. in july the government introduced a system called the feed and tariff, allows people with renewable energy to sell companies at a fixed price. investors have rushed in to take advantage ofmarket. workers in southern japan started construction on one of japan's largest solar plants. a trading house is overseeing the project and extends over 1 million square meters. they purchased the site 30 years ago and hoped to build a petro chemical complex. but a recession foiled their plan. last october they announce ad new plan to go solar. they hope to switch on the plant in april of next year. they project it will be able to power 30,000 households. >> translator: we would like to promote renewable energy, and we would like to help cover power shortages in the region. so we want to contribute to the power supply. >> government officials say that as of november companies have been working on nearly 500 solar projects. each of them capable of powering at least 250 homes. >>> and we've been covering envi
, that is a great question. triet its current to metastasize tree we are seeing growth in the energy sector through oil and gas you are always finding new fields. ghana is an example in the industry that keeps booming. there are other places around west africa and in this region there's a potential for the oil and gas of in certain quadrants between the borders of mali and more tammie as a you have companies, western companies that are out looking for this. exxonmobil, vp, offshore, all these companies are out there so you have the westerners operating in the region, and if you start seeing the tax like the one that we saw in algeria, that is when to cause some impact economically you are going to see that. the other thing is there is -- i will use france as an example from the four ret base you have 10% of the french population is of some percentage in north africa whether it is first, second, third, fourth generation. you have individuals from within these groups that are sympathetic to the cause or the islamist cause in the region. if you keep this unchecked what you have is a migration flow of
of this quiet, bilateral meetings may produce some sort of agreement. then the global energy policy featured big today. why so big on day one? >> it turns out both of the main sessions today were about economic issues. one focused on the future of the eurozone crisis, and the other on oil and gas bonanza in the u.s. basically the question of for acting -- of fracking. people here admit it is undoubtedly a boon for the u.s. that it will soon be energy independent. one of the world's biggest exporters of gas. the fact is people are also concerned in munich that that may mean that the u.s. will be less engaged with the middle east and on middle eastern issues. u.s. officials here were at pains to deny that. there was then also a lot of talk about competitiveness and weather this u.s. oil and gas bonanza will increase its competitiveness, particularly in manufacturing industries, possibly to the detriment of europe. competitiveness and the economy being recognized here as important factors on the security front as well. >> protests in egypt have again turn violent. opponents of the islamist presiden
back on down to the field -- >> it is a once-in-a-lifetime thing. unbelievable. >> of the energy here is outrageous. purple is everywhere. that will give you an idea of how intense the party. will he do that dance again? course he was going to do it. he even brought in ed reed. >> the sports director has more from today's rally. the well known maker of computers makes a big change. share ofe a fair traffic troubles around here. is cloudy right now and cold. another klipper heading this way. >> you are watching abc 7 news at 6:00 with gordon peterson and maureen bunyan. said todayuter maker private.o company is awaiting to be deal worth more than $24 billion, the largest history if it goes through. dell is struggling to keep up from apple andn samsung. >> vincent gray an hour away his state of the district address. he is expected to line his agenda in the coming year. speaking at the synagogue in northwest washington. have liveel 8 will starting tonight at 7:00. more signs of traffic region. in our >> if you think traffic is the you might be onto something. how it compares the rest of
and high rises downtown consuming a big part of the energy and so they are more sensitive to fluctuation and is rates. really though, as it would apply to residential customers, fluctuation and is rates as they occur on the market, would be greater than they will be under a regime that is based upon local fixed capital cost and is that is what the build out will do you end up with over half of the power supply in a fair short period of time. being behind the meter and being essentially hardware and performance based rather than market or fuel-based. so, from the point of view of the commercial customer, you know, there are now over a thousand municipallies in the united states over c c a service and there has not been to my knowledge been a proem with which the program commence with a rate increase now clearly if the program commences with a rate increase that will send a negative signal to the commercial customers the approach we are taking here does not require a rate increase which actually shows surplus and is potential discounts for customers that sign on for this product and so
something about it. and, yet, you know, earth inc., it relines fossil energy for 85% of all the energy and it will take time. solar energy, wind energy, efficiency are coming down in price rapidly. a lot of countries are moving towards a carbon tax or cap and trade or both. even china now has a pilot. they are announcing the pilot for the national program in two years. >> jon: right. there's reasons for optimism but we have to get busy about solving them. >> jon: that's -- here is the confusion for me or the difficulty. we have to get busy solving it. there were things you could do, take a shorter shower, lick your children dry. [ laughter ] all those things you could do but the difficulty of doing it -- there room in -- can mobile al gore who has current tv and sells it to qatar which is an oil-based economy, can mogul al gore coexist with activist all gore and is that -- al gore and is that -- if you couldn't find for your business a more sustainable choice to sell to. >> i think it is sustainable. what is not sustainable about it? >> jon: a nonfossil fuel based buyer? >> look. they
announces he is leaving the obama administration. what energy >> the sandy hook elementary school shooting as sparked an intense debate on school safety. one security company in texas has seen a dramatic increase in the number of people wanting to get trained on how to respond to a shooter on campus. the training called alice stands for alert, lock down, inform, counter and evacuate. abc7 news education reporter leeann melendez got exclusive access to a recent training session at san jose city college. >> lock down, lock down, lock down. >> those two words mean an intruder is on campus. >> maria, open the door. where are you! >> this is how they deal with an active shooter. >> oh, wendy, i'm home, dear! open the door. >> the people behind the door tried to barricade themselves using what they can find, a table, a rope, anything to keep the intruder from coming in. >> people will survive, people will act appropriately if we give them guidance and if we give them permission to do so and that's what this is about. >> a texas-based company called response options is training people on how to g
the house stands adjourned until 10:00 a.m. for morning hour debate. >> later, senate energy committee ranking member senator murkowski reveals his ideas for energy policy. then john kerry speaks to state department employees. >> a single thing that coolidge did that we want to remember is, when he left office, the budget was lower than when he came in. that is the story for us now. how did he do that? the economy grew a lot. maybe more than three percent sometimes. unemployment was below five percent. the budget was balanced due to his own money. had he managed to keep -- the budget go lower. how did that help the economy? he got the government out of the way of the economy. >> tracing the life of the 30th president of the united states in oakland coolidge." "coolidge."t -- oh quot >> they heard from newark mayor cory booker immigrants leaders. democratic senator joe manchin of west virginia and former gop presidential candidate jon huntsman. this is two hours. >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome marianne huntsman and abby huntsman. [applause] family"] ♪ >> we are family. we are
but very real sacred energy that emanates from base to summit. and when a nexus of mountains and waters occurs, this beauty and energy is indescribable. mountains, whatever their size, have the ability to place any of life's difficulties in correct proportion to the bigger picture of life. perhaps this is the greatest healing quality of mountains. these thoughts are conveyed most poignantly in the words of poet nancy wood -- my help is in the mountain, where i take myself to heal the earthly wounds that people give to me. i find a rock with sun on it, and a stream where the water runs gentle and the trees which, one by one, give me company. so i must stay for a long time, until i have grown from the rock, and the stream is running through me and i cannot tell myself from one tall tree. then i know that nothing touches me nor makes me run away. my help is in the mountain, that i take away with me. mountains are indeed a dynamic visual force of nature, yet they offer only a piece of the earth's healing mandala. water and ice that, over time, carve the chiseled mountain f
. >> for example, the laptop would come pre-charged with all of the energy that you would ever intend to use. >> automobiles? >> same. [ticking] >> they've constructed one of the largest, most sophisticated machines ever built to try and replicate what the universe was like just a few nanoseconds after it was created. >> why do you want to do that? >> why wouldn't you want to know that? >> well, you'd want to know it, but, you know, spending $8 billion to find out, it must be important. >> we can understand how to take the light that bounces off of me and you, into that camera, and put it into mom and pop's living room. now, imagine in 10 years, 20 years, we would be able to take, instead of our photons, me and you, and put them in mom and pop's living room? >> transport people. >> you tell me. is that worth it? [ticking] >> [speaking french] >> what began as a small, understaffed, ill-equipped clinic in 1985 today has 100 inpatient beds, an array of specialists, and three operating rooms. they have nearly 2 million patient visits a year. >> [speaking french] >> how many lives, do you think,
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the economy and restoring faith in our government. >>> energy secretary steven chu is stepping down. the former head of the lawrence berkeley national lab drew a lot of political fire during his tenure on the president's cab net. but as abc7 news political reporter mark matthew notes, khu also drew a lot of talent to the department as he worked to reshape its mission. >> at the white house, president obama publicly thank the steven chu for his service. steven has a great friend, a tremendous colleague working on a whole range of energy issues, but also designing a cap to plug the hole in the middle of the gulf of mexico when anyone else could figure it out. that's typical of the incredible contributionings he's made to this country. >> when he came here he had a nobel prize in physics but knee real experience in politics. >> he said honest things about climate change and energy which he had to for political reasons walk back during his confirmation hearing. >> he said things like coal is my worst nightmare and the country needs a much higher gasoline tax. >> most energy policy peopl
by the department of energy and i support thuous us chief technology officer todd park who is not the cto, but assistant to the president. >> and i'm peter hirschberg, run publicly a dozen hack-a-thon, [speaker not understood], build apps and explore what's possible. >> i'm chris, the co-founder and ceo of 100-plus and we use data from many different sources to try to help people be more healthy in their daily life. >> hi. [speaker not understood]. we're a mapping and location-based analytics platform. and we are working with open data and trying to see how we can turn data into information, data into knowledge, and the kind of decision products. >> hi, i'm john, ceo of motion loft. we're trying to understand how people move around cities and provide that data to the public to build new tools for public safety. >> hi, i'm [speaker not understood] with code for america. we're a peace core for geeks. we're trying to bring talent from the private second for and government to innovate. we work with dozens of citieses across the country and next year we should be working with san francisco whi
on a lot of different things when it comes to local distributed generation of local clean energy, they are not getting this. and we have really got do something to pick up on what jessica was talking about and we need to hire a director for the staff that is deeply knowledgeable about the local distributed generation and how to implement it through this program otherwise we are going to lose this program. and i want to get back to the key problem is that for many many years through many ordinance and is resolutions both the board of supervisors and yourselves have directed your staff to work on the local power model and bring it forward. these resolution and is ordinances did not direct power enterprise staff to battle with the contractor, who which, is far more enter the than they are on these issues and resist what they are proposing at every turn i'm sorry to be so critical, but this is very serious as you were saying commissioner mr. president, the future of our children and grandchildren is at stake here. and just to refer also to the packet that jessica referred to the p
nationwide. this was to try and change people's mindset about energy. in seoul subway stops manually opened train doors. and passengers who got stuck in an elevator. traffic lights were turned off at intersections and police officers r direted traffic. a group appeared in a tv campaign calling on people to save energy. officials have also introduced forcible measures. they require 6,000 companies mainly for consumers to reduce their power use by 10%. large buildings including department stores must set room temperatures below 20 degrees celsius. officials have formed what they call surveillance troops to go around checking stores. businesses failing to meet the rules are fined. institutions across the country are expected to set room temperatures at 18 degrees. 2 degrees lower. >> translator: it's cold. i wear lots of layers in order to endure it. >> reporter: the executive branch should be a role model. at 11:00 the lights suddenly go off in offices and the staff disappear. in the darkness they head for the cafeteria to have a lunch break. in winter time power consumption peaks between 10:
: coming up next, the latest cabinet member announces he is leaving the obama administration. what energy secretary steven khu wants to do instead. >> also "good morning america" takes over the french quarter. reporter indicate indicated will join us live from new orleans well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible. >> carolyn: this morning, president obama is calling on congress to put aside their differences to reduce the deficit and promote economic growth. >> what we need instead is balanced approach. of course, let's cut what we can't afford but let's make the investments we can't afford to live without. the things that will help america compete for the best jobs and new industries. >> carolyn: pres
and in their neighborhoods, and economics will always play a role in that. next, think about energy and climate change. managing the world's energy supplies in a way that minimizes conflict and supports economic growth while protecting the future of our planet is one of the greatest challenges of our time so we are using both high- level international diplomacy and grass-roots partnerships to curb carbon emissions and other causes of climate change. we've created a new bureau at the state department focused on energy diplomacy as well as new partnerships like the u.s.-e.u. energy council. we've worked extensively with the iraqis to support their energy sector because it is critical to their economy and stability. we have intensified our efforts to resolve energy disputes from the south china sea to the eastern mediterranean. this has been helped significantly by the increase in our own domestic production. as iranian oil has gone offline, other oil has gone online. levers of power and values we cannot afford to ignore. universal rights exist. governments are obligated to protect them. we're at the fro
that you specifically are doing and sort of, you know, how the department of energy when it became interested in open data, what is available right now? >> there is so much available for start-ups right now. it's hard to choose a few favorites. wow, i can tell you what some of the best ones that people have told me are the most popular so that will be like many other things in the start-up world, it's not the government that is going to come up with the answer. it's partners working together to find the solution. so, one data set that comes to mind, i want to do a show of hands. i get this question a lot in terms of how much of the work is getting out there. how many of you have ever heard of the green button, a green button? most of the panelists and audience members. it's a good thing we're here. it is a initiative launched by the white house but industry led. you should be able to get your own energy data in a machine readable format you can then give to companies, organizations like the ones being celebrated here today to provide real value to you such as saving money, improvin
know your chief financial officer has said you can predict. the time of energy or the quantity of energy we are going to get from hetch hetchy whether it's a reliable amount to be supplied. if you deal with something like a trans -- they have more money and they can afford to pay more but, the question is are you all able to supply? now your staff, they gained again i plea with you your staff are constituent sitting down over there and they have no clue whatsoever about this presentation. in fact, they have no clue, i doubt if they can explain to you and you are welcome to bring them here to you about the resolution. this is -- stick to what is on their agenda and if you bring the variables over here and some of us can connect the dots but most people cannot. and so we have to go slow with this. we cannot introduce too many variables, which do not have certainty. in this business, in this market nobody has certainty and you are a large entity that has control over those thing we don't want you all in the business of sub prime loans that is happening with this presentatio
[captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> you are watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, latebreaking. this is 11 news at noon. >> good afternoon. i am sarah caldwell. a strange incident at a high school leads police to a major gun bust. kim dacey explains what happened. >> police tell us their detectives did not want to take any chances in this case because of what happened in newtown, connecticut. on monday, a 25-year-old justin beaumont slipped into the high school by following an employee in through the back door. he was approached by another employee and a school resource officer. he told them he was a student at the school in 2002 and was bullied during his two months there. he asked about school security and military background. he was not armed and made no threats, but officials had a strange feeling, and with the newtown, connecticut in mind, detectives look into his past and found that he was the legal owner of several assault-style weapons and handguns. >> based on the totality of the cir
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it civilly would be a local scaled acceleration of affordable tax and co generation of energy efficiency and other local renewable demand site resource as far as the conceptual approach and the product definition this is seasonally what was referred to in the industry as energy as a service and that means that you get out of the old kilowatt hour paradigm that goes back to the 1930's where you are selling hours of power into a service approach where you are standard dyeing on site affordable tax and building retrofits as standard components of that service we focus on a no money down approach to energy efficiency and renewables this would not only require any kind of a late premium to the customers but a rate discount for those customers and is so energy efficiency with a discount and no money down and that is product differentiation that p g and e does not offer and utilities do not offer but we are uniquely poised to offer. this would apply to both the business community as well as residential customers. and so, as far as the approach to development we are really recommending an integr
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